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FC Barcelona News: 23 November 2023; Preparations begin for Rayo Vallecano, Barça confident in Vitor Roque arrival in January

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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João Cancelo and Andreas Christensen back at training - FC Barcelona
Xavi Hernández is gradually getting all of his players back now that the international week has concluded. And the main focus this week is the Saturday 2pm CET kick-off at the home of Rayo Vallecano.

When and where to watch Rayo Vallecano v FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona
Back to LaLiga this weekend and a tough away trip for Xavi Hernández' side as they travel to Madrid to take on Rayo Vallecano. This is the final match before a run of three home games at the Estadi Olímpic, one in the Champions League and two more LaLiga games. The blaugranes will be looking to add another three points to continue their push towards the top of the table.

International week by the numbers - FC Barcelona
That's the end of another international week, and it's time to take stock of how our players fared for their various national teams.

Raphinha wanted by Al Hilal as replacement for injured Neymar Junior - Football España
Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Raphinha in recent weeks, and Sport now say that Al Hilal want to sign him too. The Saudi Arabian side are still reeling from the season-ending injury suffered by Neymar Junior last month, and Raphinha is reportedly being lined up to replace his countryman.

Vitor Roque to join Barcelona in January as space able to be freed up for registration - Football España
In recent weeks, Barcelona have been working on freeing up salary space so that Roque can arrive in January. It had looked unlikely at time, but it now appears that they will definitively be able to bring him to Catalonia during the winter, although this has come around in rather unconventional fashion.

Gerard Piqué offers important advice to Gavi in wake of ACL injury - "Unfortunately I have experience" - Football España
Gavi left the field in tears following the injury, and his headspace probably has not improved much during the time since Sunday. He will need advice on how to approach the situation, and Barcelona icon Carles Puyol has given him some very good ones, as per MD.

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